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Author Wang, Zheng, 1968-

Title Never forget national humiliation : historical memory in Chinese politics and foreign relations / Zheng Wang
Published New York : Columbia University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 293 pages) : illustrations
Series Contemporary Asia in the world
Contemporary Asia in the world.
Contents List of Illustrations and Tables; Preface; Introduction; 1. Historical Memory, Identity, and Politics; 2. Chosen Glory, Chosen Trauma; 3. From "All-Under-Heaven" to a Nation-State: National Humiliation and National Building; 4. From Victor to Victim: The Patriotic Education Campaign; 5. From Vanguard to Patriot: Reconstructing the Chinese Communist Party; 6. From Earthquake to Olympics: New Trauma, New Glory; 7. Memory, Crises, and Foreign Relations; 8. Memory, Textbooks, and Sino-Japanese Reconciliation; 9. Memory, Nationalism, and China's Rise; Acknowledgments; Notes; Index
Summary The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has not only survived but thrived in the post-Cold War era, regaining the support of Chinese citizens after the Tiananmen Square crackdown of 1989. Popular sentiment has turned toward anti-Western nationalism despite the internally-driven, anti-dictatorship democratic movements of the 1980s, and China has shown more assertion toward the United States and Japan in matters of foreign policy, while, at the same time, acting relatively conciliatory toward smaller countries in conflict. Offering an explanation for these unusual events, Zheng Wang follows the communi
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Collective memory -- Political aspects -- China.
China -- Foreign relations -- Psychological aspects.
China -- Foreign relations -- 1949-
China -- Politics and government -- 1949-
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0231520166 (electronic bk.)
9780231520164 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Historical memory in Chinese politics and foreign relations